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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Runners

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away.  I don’t know where the time went.  Work has been crazy and I’ve been scrambling to get everything done before taking some time off for the holiday season.  There are meals to plan, events to organize, cards to send out and gifts to buy.

We’re getting down to the wire now and if you’re still looking for last minute gift ideas, I wish you the best of luck.  If you have a special runner in your life, below are five ideas to get you started.  Happy Holidays!


TUNE Christmas

TUNE is a brand new wearable device by a copany called Kinematix.  It goes in your shoes and monitors your movements while you run to give you feedback on your running form. Runners can use this information to improve performance and reduce injuries.

  • You can read my reviews of TUNE here and here.
  • You can order TUNE here.

Orange Mud

The team at Orange Mud set out with a simple mission: make the most efficient, locally sourced, well crafted gear.  On Orange Mud’s website, you’ll find everything from gear bags to hydration kits to transition wraps and a variety of other items.  They’re all unmatched when it comes to quality.

  • Read my review of Orange Mud Transition Towels here.
  • Order Orange Mud gear here.

Compression Gear

Compression gear improves performance and helps to prevent injuries by controling blood flow to specific muscles and limiting muscle vibrations.  There are many copression gear manufacturers but 2XU is easily the most innovative.

  • Read my review of 2XU MCS Compression Tights here.
  • Order 2XU compression gear here.


Curious about whether you’re eating the right foods?  Want to know what vitamins you’re lacking or what tweaks you can make to your diet to attain maximum performance?  Then InsideTracker is for you.  InsideTracker works with labs across North America to collect blood samples, run diagnostics and provide reports containing exact levels of dozens of biological markers along with suggestions for diet tweaks that will help to optimize them.

  • Read my review of InsideTracker here.
  • Order Inside Tracker here.

Wireless Headphones

This one doesn’t need much explanation.  We all love to listen to music while we run but nobody likes to get tangled up in a bunch of wires.  There are a variety wireless headphones and each have specific features that may fit different purposes.  A few of my favorites are:

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